2018-2019 Playmakers Youth Theatre Season
Catch Me If You Can
May 16-23, 2019
Book by Terrence McNally • Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abignale, Jr., runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams – until his lies catch the attention of the FBI.
Who: Open to Grades 8-12
Show Dates: May 16-23, 2019
Dec 12-22, 2019 • Open to Grades 2-9
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green Music by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne Based on the play by Sir J. M. Barrie
Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan is a high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,”“I’ve Gotta Crow,”“I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land”!
Ghosts in the Machine
January 2020 • Grades 8-12
By Local Broadway Playwright Eric Coble In Partnership with Ensemble Theatre
It begins after lunch on Melissa’s phone. Someone she doesn’t know is texting her looking for a drug hook-up. Soon, eight very different high-school kids are getting bizarre texts from numbers they don’t recognize – budding romances, bitter rivalries, even violent threats. What’s going on? And what if it’s not people connecting with other people via their phones ... but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A digital mystery for the mind and heart of the savvy texter.
Disney's Frozen Jr.
Feb 27 - March 8, 2020 • Grades K-9
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Book by Jennifer Lee Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
The enchanting modern classic from Disney based on the 2018 Broadway musical, brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life. The show features the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa.
May 14 & 17, 2020 • Open to Grades 8-12
Book By Bridget Carpenter Music By Tom Kitt • Lyrics By Brian Yorkey Based on the Novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers & the Disney films
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.
All performances take place at Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood
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